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Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear from birth to 14 years by Aldrich, Winifred

Author:  Winifred Aldrich
Edition: Fourth Edition
Year: 2009
Language: English
ISBN 13: 978-1-4051-8292-8
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN 10: 140518292X
Pages: 404
File: PDF Color
Price: 5.99$
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Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear from birth to 14 years by Aldrich, Winifred

This fourth edition of Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear remains the standard textbook but has three major improvements.
First, the sections have been re-organized to reflect changes in producing and marketing children’s clothes. Today’s popularity of easy-fitting styles and knitted fabrics means that basic ‘flat’ pattern cutting is used to construct the majority of children’s wear and babywear and this type of cutting is therefore emphasized in this new edition. Shaped blocks and garments, cut to fit the body form, are still included and are placed in chapters covering some school uniform garments or more expensive fashion or formal clothes. The book now clearly separates the sections useful to student beginners (Parts One, Two, and Three), and also offers more advanced or specialist sections for students who wish to pursue a career in children’s wear or for designers working in the different manufacturing sectors of the trade.

The second change in this fourth edition of Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear is the introduction of color-coding to the sections; this makes it easier to identify specific processes in the book and enhances the illustrations.

Finally, the size charts have been revised to reflect the changes in body sizing. The clear division of the boys’ and girls’ measurements in the charts has been in response to the way clothes are marketed and to co-ordinate with European size charts. ‘Plus’ charts for heavier children have also been added.

The first major change in the ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear from the third edition is the reorganization of the sections in the book. The popularity of easy-fitting styles and knitted fabrics has meant that basic ‘flat’ pattern cutting is used to construct the majority of children’s clothes and therefore, this type of cutting is found in most of the garments in the large retail stores. Shaped garments, cut to fit the body form, are mainly purchased for some school uniform garments or as more expensive formal garments.
The second change is the introduction of color-coding to the sections; this makes it easier to identify specific processes in the book. After Chapter One,‘The basic principles–sizing–using the blocks’, the book is divided into six parts.

Part One covers specific ‘flat’ blocks and pattern adaptation for babywear styles (birth–2 years).

Part Two covers ‘flat’ blocks and pattern adaptation for a wide range of garments for boys and girls (1–14 years).

Part Three covers the pattern cutting of the basic sleeves and collars. These are standard processes that are used in almost all types of pattern cutting adaptations.

Part Four demonstrates ‘form’ pattern cutting, this method requires blocks that conform more closely to the body form and often involves complex methods of cut and construction. This section includes basic blocks for classic formal garments used for schoolwear and styled formal garments and also chapters on methods of adapting them. The different methods of ‘flat’ and ‘form’ cutting are explained further in ‘Design and pattern cutting for children’s wear’.

Part Five addresses the problem of providing clothing for girls with developing figures. It offers blocks for those designers who want to create ranges specifically for the early teen market.

Part Six covers the grading of garment patterns into different sizes (birth–14 years).

About the Author

Dr. Winifred Aldrich was formerly a Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University. She has also written two books specifically to enable students to extend their knowledge of fabrics and tailored garment cutting: Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting and Pattern Cutting for Tailored Jackets. Her other books include Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear and Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear.

Reviews about the ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear:

  • JoAnn:
    has a number of charts from baby to plus sizes of the standard body measurements in metric. I have had to convert to imperial so using the book is a bit slower. The ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear gets right to the point without extra detail or explanations. Not a beginner’s book.
  • deck:
    This ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear has very professional content. It could be considered a textbook. The price is steep, yet with the very helpful sizing charts and clear instructions for creating clothing patterns, it is worth it. There are many pattern ideas for boys and girls and plenty of how-to information for creating your own designs. I would recommend this ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear to anyone serious about creating patterns for children. The metric sizing is no big deal, flip your measuring tape over to metric.
  • Susie Ramroop:
    Really pleased with this ebook Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear because the designs are very versatile and there is so much information about sizing. I have a computer program for adult designs and this book complements it because the measurements for children’s clothes are quite different from the adult ones. The only criticism is that the cover (hardback) is upside down! However, that doesn’t affect the content.

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2 reviews for Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear

  1. Sherlene

    This book has very professional content. It could be considered a textbook. The price is steep, yet with the very helpful sizing charts and clear instructions for creating clothing patterns, it is worth it. There are many pattern ideas for boys and girls and plenty of how-to information for creating your own designs. I would recommend this book to anyone serious about creating patterns for children. The metric sizing is no big deal, flip your measuring tape over to metric.

  2. Wilmer

    Has a number of charts from baby to plus sizes of the standard body measurements in metric. I have had to convert to imperial so using the book is a bit slower. The book gets right to the point without extra detail or explanations. Not a beginners book

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